Charity information


ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to families around the world who are affected by natural and manmade disasters.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of equipment and materials that provide shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by natural or manmade disasters worldwide.

    ShelterBox have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes and conflict, delivering lifesaving aid to families across the globe at a time when they need it the most.

    ShelterBoxes are stored in strategic locations around the world, enabling us to have aid on the ground within 48 hours. Working closely with other international aid agencies, governments and local organisations, our highly-trained ShelterBox Response Team volunteers ensure aid reaches the most vulnerable families and communities.

  • Aims

    ShelterBox aims to:

    • ShelterBox aims to help the areas where the need is greatest by providing shelter, warmth and dignity to families in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1096479

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 50

    Phone number: 01326 569782

    Address: Water-ma-Trout Helston Cornwall TR13 0LW

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